North To Alaska

The vast majority of my ancestors were from the American southeast, many, if not most, from the state of Georgia, hence the name of this blog. There are some exceptions, however, such as a branch of the Farlows that relocated to Texas in the 1870s.┬áBut recently I found a relative who lived about as far … Continue reading North To Alaska

Sinking of the HMS Otranto

On September 25, 1918 during the waning days of the First World War, Cpl. Marvin Stancell boarded the HMS Otranto in New York bound for Glasgow. Otranto was a former passenger liner refitted at the start of the war as an armed merchant cruiser and troop carrier. Marvin was my first cousin, twice removed, meaning … Continue reading Sinking of the HMS Otranto